I met you in the marketplace,
A time long, long ago,
The look you gave me, the teasing smile,
Only you and I can know.
You sparkled like diamond,
And you put your hand in mine.
The free-fall of events those days,
I didn’t know to take the time to make the time.
The years raced right beside us,
Faster as they went,
We didn’t know we had to count
The seconds, not the money, that we spent.
We loved the roller-coaster,
The laughter and the pleasure and the wine.
We thought we lived in glory,
But we never took the time to make the time.
Before I know it twenty years have flowed beneath us,
There’s an unexpected stranger in your eyes,
I’m searching for the woman I first noticed,
Was she ever really more than a disguise?
I can’t point directly to the moment,
I know it seems so stupid, and so blind,
I just know one day I didn’t have you with me,
I just didn’t take the time to make the time.
Every day is dark without you,
Every distance long, and every hour the same.
The sky has lost its brightness and its beauty,
And I know that I’m the only one to blame.
I still believe I could have kept you with me,
A sunset rose that bloomed along the vine.
I still believe we could have made forever,
If I’d only taken time to make the time.
Picture credit/discredit: author's own work